The best female-driven movies of 2019

Nicole Kidman, Anne Hathaway, Melissa McCarthy and some of our other favourite Hollywood women are at the helm of some brilliant films this year. Here's what we're looking forward to already

These are the films to make sure you support this year, with brilliant performances from our favourite stars. Check out the trailers below.


Margot Robbie & Saoirse Ronan star in… MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS

Saoirse Ronan stars as Mary Stuart, the passionate and determined young woman who attempts to overthrow her cousin, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, played by an unrecognisable Margot Robbie. Mary finds herself condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution.

Out 18 January

Nicole Kidman transforms in… DESTROYER

Kidman transforms to play a burnt-out LAPD detective who is haunted by an undercover case gone wrong.

Out 25 January


Melissa McCarthy stars in… CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

Melissa McCarthy takes on a dramatic role in the true story of a writer who committed literary forgeries. The film follows the story of Lee Israel, a former literary biographer who is dependent on alcohol and cannot hold down a day job. Struggling for money, she can’t pay her rent or afford vet bills for her old cat. She gets the idea to forge letters from literary heroes, and begins a prolific and unique criminal career.

Out 1 February

Regina King and newcomer KiKi Layne star in... IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

A woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.

Out 8 February

Rosamund Pike gives a gripping performance in… A PRIVATE WAR

Pike portrays famed unstoppable war correspondent Marie Colvin in this insightful look into her career. This film follows Sunday Times reporter Colvin through a traumatic and shocking decade in which Colvin reported from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

Out 15 February

Felicity Jones stars in… ON THE BASIS OF SEX

This film tells the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights and what she had to overcome in order to become a US Supreme Court Justice. The film focuses on her early career.

Out 22 February


Anne Hathaway stars in… SERENITY

A blonde Hathaway rejoins her Interstellar costar Matthew McConaughey in this tense thriller about a man who receives a visit from his ex-wife, who is desperate for him to save her from her abusive second husband. Their plan plunges them both into a chaotic tailspin of deception and chaos.

Out 1 March

Brie Larson plays… CAPTAIN MARVEL

Following the success of Wonder Woman, the next female superhero to get her own movie is Captain Marvel. Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers, who becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of an galactic war between two alien races.

Out 8 March

Lupita Nyong’o and Elizabeth Moss star in… US

Jordan Peele’s follow up to Get Out is another terrifying thriller with a unique premise. When a family head to their beach house to spend time with friends, the relaxed vacation turns to chaos when sinister visitors arrive uninvited.

Out 22 March


Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert star in… GRETA

Moretz plays a young woman who befriends a lonely widow in this thriller directed by Neil Jordan. This is a rare chance to see French actress Isabelle Huppert, famed for her Oscar-winning performance in Elle, in an English language role. The film sees Moretz finding a handbag on the subway in New York, and when she tracks down the owner, the aforementioned widow named Greta, the pair form a friendship, only for Moretz to discover just how lonely Greta is.

Out 19 April

Taraji P Henson stars in… THE BEST OF ENEMIES

Henson plays civil rights activist Ann Atwater in this true story based on the fight against segregated schools in North Carolina.

Out April

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